Geoff van Asch Director
Geoff was brought up on a farm, so he has soil under his fingernails. He still has this practical bent therefore he can identify with the issues his clients are facing. You will very rarely find him in a tie, and he is not fond of being in the office a lot, he is happiest meeting his clients out of the office on their own turf. Problem solving is what he does best.
Investigating and helping businesses get to the root cause of issues, and getting some great outcomes so they can go on and improve their business and lives, gives him a lot of pleasure. It's why he does what he does.
Louise Pope Director
Empowering clients to know what drives their business is what Louise loves most. Working alongside them, as a partner, advisor and mentor is important to her and this is so they receive all the services they need to achieve their goals it's important they trust me to provide them.
'Do you want to be in control - or do you want to hit the ice berg?' pretty much sums up Louise's attitude to finding out what makes their business tick and finding the critical drivers that will help their business go from strength to strength. Watching clients succeed always puts a big smile on her face - and may induce the odd air punch or two.
Karim Valencia Commercial Team Manager
Puzzles fascinate Karim. She says accounting is just like a puzzle. She enjoys getting to know different people and has found that all the bits of information she gathers from her clients fit together. Always in different ways, but always fit and they always make the bigger picture and the wonderful thing is she can make this picture make sense to everyone - not just her and her team.
To get this bigger picture she knows she needs to understand the background story, and this is where the fun begins... why a client has chosen their business, how they run it, if (and how) they want to improve it, and that allows the best bit - being able to help... and this never gets old. Helping clients achieving their goals by working out the jigsaw - Karim loves her work - even more than vanilla lattes.
Brenda McInnes Business Support Team Manager
Building relationships and working alongside her clients is one of Brenda's superpowers. She leads our Business Support Team and she loves untangling the big knots clients bring in from time to time.
'Getting to the crux of an issue, and solving it is the fun stuff she says, - not only because it takes away the headache for the client, it means I learn more about their business and I can help more in the future. And the best bit Brenda says - watching the client exhale and break into a smile.' Your business is in good hands.
Ruan van der Berg AgriBusiness Team Manager
Aristotle inspires Ruan – particularly the ‘excellence is never an accident…..’ quote. Kind of gives you an indication of how he likes to work. Hailing from South Africa, where he worked for a large accounting firm specializing in many areas, he joined the Agri business team as Team Manager in April 2019. Here he found a group of people with a similar ethos – (they get a kick out of finding solutions for you too). He says it’s the best part of his day, that and discovering a whole new area where he can add value to your business. Kinda like winning a heated squash game or a tricky golf match - things Ruan likes to do to unwind when not in the office – the satisfaction in winning – after all excellence is never an accident.